So You Wanna Cut Your Own Hair?? Some DO’S and DONT’S
Ralphie Marino-Morning Show Host
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It’s getting to the breaking point….Hair!! Mine needs to be lopped off. It’s looking bad. I am about ready to cut mine myself. If you are in the same boat, there are some things to do, and things not to do….
DON’T get too excited to play Edward Scissorhands at home
It is important to do the bare minimum to keep this experience as foolproof as possible. The idea is to keep your hair from looking stringy or too outgrown. No one should attempt a full salon cut. Start with small cuts as you can always take off more hair, not vice versa.
DO invest in proper tools
Sharp hair shears are vital for achieving a successful cut. Craft or kitchen scissors simply will not work for this type of DIY project. Also a powerful flatiron, alligator clips, and a comb (wide tooth for curly hair, fine-tooth for straight hair).
DON’T cut your hair wet
You should approach cutting your hair dry, especially if you don’t have experience. “Because wet hair shrinks up, it’s going to take on a life of its own
DO “point cut”
When snipping off the ends, cut into the hair vertically (also known as point cutting), not horizontally where you would get a chunkier, blunt line. Cutting vertically into the hair is more forgiving in case you’re not blessed with a steady hand.